Fighting for Your African American Marriage / Edition 1

Fighting for Your African American Marriage / Edition 1

by Keith E. Whitfield, Howard J. Markman, Scott M. Stanley, Susan L. Blumberg
     
 

Fighting for Your African American Marriage offers black couples a practical, down-to-earth guide-grounded in more than twenty years of research-that shows what you can do to enhance your marriage, prevent divorce, and put more joy into your life as a couple. The authors of Fighting for Your African American Marriage understand

  • The stress

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Overview

Fighting for Your African American Marriage offers black couples a practical, down-to-earth guide-grounded in more than twenty years of research-that shows what you can do to enhance your marriage, prevent divorce, and put more joy into your life as a couple. The authors of Fighting for Your African American Marriage understand

  • The stress that the everyday pressures of racism-on the job, in school, and at the mall-put on how you get along as husband and wife
  • How stereotyped gender roles can undermine and demoralize your marriage
  • The difficulties of staying afloat economically in a society where higher unemployment, lower incomes, and below average educational opportunities for African Americans are the norm
  • The special issues you face in raising, nurturing, and disciplining children in a society that discriminates against them
Fighting for Your African American Marriage gives you solid solutions to the challenges your marriage faces every day. The book contains a unique perspective and presents the powerful, proven strategies of the highly acclaimed PREP® (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) approach for helping black couples beat the odds and master the skills that can prevent marital distress and divorce.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787955519
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/12/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
938,474
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Introductionxiii
1.What Makes Our World Go 'Round1
2.Four Key Patterns That Destroy Oneness27
3.Communicating Safely and Clearly: The Speaker-Listener Technique49
4.Handlin' Business: Problem Solving73
5.Ground Rules for Handling Conflict99
6.Timing Is Everything: Issues and Events117
7.Unmet Expectations and What to Do About Them137
8.Stickin' Together: Commitment155
9.Core Belief Systems: Religious, Spiritual, and Otherwise175
10.Forgiving, Forgetting, and Intimacy199
11.Preserving and Protecting Friendship219
12.Marriage and Fun: They Go Together!231
13.Sexual Healing243
14.Keeping It Together255
Selected Research and Resources269
More Information on the PREP Approach277
Finding a Counselor When You Need One279
Some Thoughts on Domestic Violence283
About the Authors285
Index287

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